Wow! Where did the weekend go? This weekend was a complete whirlwind.
On Friday Sophie and I headed out to Brighton to meet my mom, and then the three of us went to see Kim (my cousin’s wife)and her new baby Allison. It was a great visit-I really enjoy chatting with Kim and seeing a teeny tiny newborn is always delightful! I could not believe how small Allison was (although she’s a perfectly normal healthy weight for a one-week-old). It blows my mind to think that six short months ago Sophie was the same size. I do not remember her being that small. My arms don’t remember holding a little one so light (a mere 7-8ish lbs, not like my hefty lil 15.4-pounder!) Sophie also enjoyed meeting Kim’s dog Koopa-he’s a little mini-sort of husky, so cute and good!
After Kim’s, Mom, Sophie, and I drove to SAU to see Steph’s game. Then with Steph and Kevin in tow (we picked him up from work) we headed BACK to Brighton for the night. Kev and I hit the hay early that night, because our RACE was Saturday morning!
The race began and ended at Bakers, which is where Kevin and I were married and had our reception. We actually missed the start because we were in line for the portas! Thank goodness for shoe starters:P (That’s not the real name of them. I’m not sure what the real name is, but they are little tags that go on your shoe, and the clock starts when it crosses the start and ends when your shoe crosses the finish.) The course took us through downtown Milford (such a cute town!), on some back roads, through a historic neighborhood (I LOVED these houses, they were so well restored-so beautiful), on some more HILLY back roads, (seriously-very hilly. Extremely hilly. Really really hilly. Did I mention hilly?)and then FINALLY ended. I actually felt great until mile 14-then the pain started to set into my hips, back, and thighs. Yikes. At one point I actually thought to myself, “I’d rather be giving birth right now than doing this.” (Remember that I had an unmedicated birth? Yeah…that’s how much I hurt during miles 14-18.) But, when all was said and done Kev and I finished, hand in hand, having run the entire distance without walking or stopping. Thankfully, there were plenty of water/gatorade stations at many of the mile markers so refreshment was never far off! It was a great experience and I’m so glad that we did it together. In the future, I think I’ll be sticking to Halfs….halves? Half marathons-that’s what I’m trying to say.
The rest of the weekend was filled with family, friends, and food. The Goods came over on Sunday afternoon, and then Kev’s family was out yesterday. Lots of hamburgers and salad, and kisses and cuddles for Sophie.
I’m actually very relieved to be back at work today. It’s pouring rain, I’m getting things done here, and there are only 2 more work days (for me) until the weekend comes again.